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State of Nevada AGRICULTURIST 4 in Nevada

AGRICULTURIST 4

APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -

$54,329.76 to

$80,972.64

PAY GRADE: 37

For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.

In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.

JOB INFORMATION

Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy

Department: Agriculture

Division: Plant Industry

Location: Reno, Sparks

Job Class Code:

01.119

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

Announcement Number: 37245

Open to all qualified persons.

Posted

05/17/2019

Close Date:

05/31/2019

Recruiter:

KENNETH

SCHULZ

Phone: (775)684-0147

Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov

Applications accepted

for another 13 Days 22 Hrs 49 Mins

The Position

Agriculturists perform a variety of inspections and enforcement duties related to regulated agricultural programs such as seed testing and seed certification, commercial pest control licensing, commercial nursery inspection and licensing, vertebrate pest control, noxious weeds, insect and plant disease quarantine surveys, and commercial feed and agricultural product grading.

Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the following programs: Nevada Produce Safety Education and Enforcement, Hemp, Export, Nursery, Specialty Crop Block Grant, Good Agriculture Practices, and Producer Certificate. The position will oversee, prepare, and report on federal grant activities; manage grant and state budgets to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements; and serve as a lead produce safety alliance trainer in providing produce safety education to growers. The position will review, interpret, and revise state regulations to align with industry and enforcement needs; supervise and train 6-7 staff located throughout the state; and perform Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) audits, producer certificate, hemp, and Produce Safety Rule inspections. The position will be required to obtain a GAP auditor license and secure FDA commissioning and credentialing within one year of employment. This position has a travel requirement of up to 25%. * THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. *

To see full Class Specifications visit:

http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/ClassSpecifications-10/

To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in agricultural science or related field and three years of journey level experience in a variety of plant industry programs such as seed certification, vertebrate pest control, licensing of pesticide applicators and pest control firms, and agricultural produce grading; OR two years of experience as an Agriculturist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Special Requirements

A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.

Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

1) Do you have experience performing agricultural inspections? Please describe.

2) Do you have experience supervising? Please describe.

3) Do you have experience managing state or grant budgets and programs? Please describe when and where you obtained this experience.

4) How did you hear about this position?

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

For more information about state employment, visit the following:

Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov

Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org

Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us

More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB

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Email

Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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